Goat cheese (chevre) is a generic term that refers to both fresh and aged cheese made from goat's milk. Common varieties include fresh cheese like Chevre, Montrachet (soft cheeses) and Garrotxa, a hard cheese.
Soft goat cheese can be served on your cheese board or even breaded and lightly pan fried and served with a salad. It can be flavored with other ingredients and used as a dip. This is a very versatile cheese. Look for this cheese in your local grocery store. It sometimes is sold in small rounds or little logs.
If you don't have goat cheese, here are some options:
Montenebro - is a fresh goat cheese log that is rolled in ash to complement its sharp and tangy flavor. As this cheese ripens it becomes softer and softer until it is spreadable. Made in Spain.